Got it from the store after the waiting period. Can't find a serial number on it. It's really, really old.
Cleaned it last night, took it out and shot it. Had some trouble racking the first shell into the chamber.The warned me at the gun store that really old shotguns were designed so that if you worked the slide while you were still touching the trigger it would just fire the next round. I did it once anyway.
Don't have any experience with pump shotguns. I'm trying to figure out why shells are getting jammed in the receiver. It has a hinged floor plate in the loading port that holds the shells in the magazine and I think is supposed to push them up into the chamber when I work the slide. After I get the first round chambered it works fine. I am so confused..........
No serial number - it was made prior to 1968. We gave thousands of that shotgun to the mountain people in Vietnam and Laos during the 1960s and early 1970s. Its a good solid, heavy shotgun.
Please expand (give more information) about its feeding problem.
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I am beginning to suspect that there is nothing wrong with the gun and that I am not loading and racking the shells in correctly. I am going to try and phone a friend get some firsthand expert advice.
Shell loaded into magazine
Shell ready to be racked into chamber? (normal functioning)
Shell jammed in receiver. Slide won't move, shell won't go into chamber - have to push shell back into magazine with screwdriver.
Does it make any difference where the slide is when I load the magazine?Does it make a difference how I hold/position the gun when I rack in the first round ( upside down, right-side up, sideways, barrel pointed up?
I am so confused.......
I am looking forward to figuring this out. When I'm doing it right this riot gun is , for lack of a better term, a riot.
Wasn't that gun made when shells were made of waxed paper? Could it be that the paper was more forgiving when being pushed into the chamber? Maybe the shells were just a bit shorter too.
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